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Old 12-16-20, 10:46 AM
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Stocking Stuffers: ideas?

Not something you see here often, I suppose.

My entry: Cliq brake lights/taillights.
Currenty $22 to $45. They "learn" your braking and actually act as brake lights.
Multiple mounts, won't break the bank, and can be synchronized to other ones.

Imagine being in a group line of, say, 5, and all your taillights are synchronized, and all are also brake lights.
Visibility.

Others?
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Old 12-16-20, 10:54 AM
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Wahoo sensors. They work really well with nearly any phone based app for bikes.
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Dear Santa,

Stroopwaffels
Rim cement
Spur Cycles bell
Gaslo bar plugs
Allegro seat binder bolt
GB half hoods
Paul Smith cycling socks
Gift card to one of the bakeries on my usual cycling routes
Simplex JUY 543 derailleur
Chamois cream

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A timely thread!

I stuff my wife's stocking with some cycle socks, lip balm, gels and bars, bike jewelry or trinkets if I can find them. I'll toss an REI gift card in there for good measure.
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Old 12-16-20, 11:26 AM
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Presta to Schaeder valve adapters
Brass bell
Tire bead jack
Small saddle tool bag (hang from Brooks saddle type)
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Old 12-16-20, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
Presta to Schaeder valve adapters
Tire bead jack
Small saddle tool bag (hang from Brooks saddle type)
Yes, particularly the tire bead jack! Why have tires gotten so tight in the past several years? I just bought a Michelin folder, and I need the jack to mount even the first bead. I even used it for the second bead on the mountain bike, even though I have always happily used tire levers alone in years past.

Blinkie light, as well!

My younger son asked me to put together an on-the-road tool kit for his fiancee, so I'm on the project.
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I was also just dealing with removing and installing some really tight tires. My various tools were up for the task, but I could have used another pair of plastic tire levers.

Additional stuffers:
anodized alu valve cover caps
tubes
brake and derailleur inner wires
voile straps
crochet-backed gloves
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Old 12-16-20, 11:55 AM
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anodized alu valve cover caps
crochet-backed gloves
For the fashionista!
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Bandanas, head wraps, cycling caps, etc.

Cleats of rider's choice, or toe straps.

Patches. Tubes. Tires. Folders will fit into a stocking.
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Knog Plus or Cobber lights
Knog Oi bell

All fit nicely in a stocking.
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Hookers and blow.
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Hookers and blow.
They have big stockings out your way?
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They have big stockings out your way?
Hung by a garter belt with care.
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A small dry bag to go in one of the jersey pockets. I've had Ziploc bags fail before. Lots of color choices to get all matchy matchy.
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If Santa is as connected as everyone claims he is, he can find me some obsolete tools, like say a cotter press to save me paying over $100 or .....
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The new Wolftooth 8-bit pliers are pretty sweet.

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/...bitpack-pliers


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Zefal pressure gauge. Small, light, accurate, $10. Fits in a stocking. I just bought a second one and it matches the measure of my 20 year old one *exactly*

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And some whisky to soften the blow.

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M5x0.8 tap. They're cheap, they fit in a stocking, every cyclist needs one, and even cyclists otherwise well-equipped in the tool department rarely have one. Best bang for your buck for the friend you don't like enough to drop a c-note or even a twenty on, but who otherwise has everything. Also prevents friends from borrowing (and dulling or breaking) your M5x0.8 tap.
Give your friends hours of fun!
Literally hundreds of uses!
They'll think of you when they're:
  • Cleaning up braze-ons after powdercoat
  • Fixing messed up dropout eyelets
  • Tapping some older bikes' untapped dropout eyelets
  • Fixing poorly installed rivnuts
  • Direct-mounting bells on stems
  • And much many more!
But wait, there's more! Call now and receive not one but TWO M5x0.8 taps, plus an additional M6x1.0 tap absolutely free*

*offer valid while supplies last, offer does not include shipping and handling, MA, ME, VT, NY, RI, CT, KY, MN, CA, WA, DE, DC, PR, and other residents subject to state and local sales taxes, void where prohibited, prohibited where void, other restrictions may apply.
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Timber mountain bike bell. It rings continuously and sounds a bit like ice cream truck bells, jingling continuously when turned on, so I prefer it for MUPs. There's a simple on/off lever. Adjusting the angle influences the ringing to suit smoother pavement where it doesn't ring much unless angled a bit off-vertical.
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Allen Wrenches
Cloth bar tape
Leather Toe straps
Campy repro hoods
Weller 12 year
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Is anybody else using this list to shop for themselves?
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